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Dr. Swapna Munagekar

BPTh/BPT, MPTh/MPT

Physiotherapist, Mumbai

16 Years Experience  ·  200 at clinic
Dr. Swapna Munagekar BPTh/BPT, MPTh/MPT Physiotherapist, Mumbai
16 Years Experience  ·  200 at clinic
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I'm dedicated to providing optimal health care in a relaxed environment where I treat every patients as if they were my own family....more
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Dr. Swapna Munagekar is an experienced Physiotherapist in Kandivali East, Mumbai. She has over 16 years of experience as a Physiotherapist. She has done BPTh/BPT, MPTh/MPT . She is currently associated with Rehab World Physiotherapy Clinic in Kandivali East, Mumbai. Book an appointment online with Dr. Swapna Munagekar on Lybrate.com.

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BPTh/BPT - School of Physiotherapy, Orthopedic Center, KEM Hospital, Parel, Mumbai, - 2001
MPTh/MPT - Physical Therapy Teaching & Treatment Center,LTMG Hospital, Sion, Mumbai , - 2005
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The soles of my feet are very sensitive. When I stand on a smooth floor, I feel like stand on pebbles and it is very painful. Why is it?

BPTh/BPT
Physiotherapist, Mumbai
The soles of my feet are very sensitive. When I stand on a smooth floor, I feel like stand on pebbles and it is very ...
Hi it is possible to prevent neuropathy in your feet. Here are some tips to help you live a healthy lifestyle and prevent damage to the nerves in your feet: +rule out diabetes, vitamin b12 +eat plenty of whole grains, vegetables, fruits, and lean protein. +exercise regularly. Avoid excessive alcohol consumption. +be aware if you are sitting or standing in a cramped position; move around or shift often. +avoid repetitive motions; if possible, change your routines. For example, swim one day and run the next. +discuss new diets and exercise programs with your doctor first. Best wishes.
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I have problem in back and it is from last two year. This pain was so much panic. I can not bear it any mote please help me?

MPT - Orthopedic Physiotherapy, BPTh/BPT
Physiotherapist, Noida
I have problem in back and it is from last two year. This pain was so much panic. I can not bear it any mote please h...
X-ray must if x-ray is normal then do mri exactly condition for severe pain. Avoid long sitting, standing toward bending.
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I have spondylitis since 5 months I am undergoing treatment since then but I find not much difference. Could you please suggest me something.

M.Sc - Dietitics / Nutrition, DNHE, P.G. Diploma in Panchkarma, Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Hapur
You should not depend over medication for spondylitis treatment. Just follow the instructions and exercises advised by your doctor. Avoid modern medicines and follow ayurveda treatment for minimal side effects.
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I am a college student and I have a back pain while sleeping so what should I do.

BPTh/BPT, MSC IN YOGA THERAPY
Physiotherapist, Bangalore
I am a college student and I have a back pain while sleeping so what should I do.
Hi, do hamstring stretching and back strengthing exercise, and if you no swimming than go for swimming it's very helpful for back.
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I have urine infection I consult a doctor 3 days over not improve 5-10 mins urine coming i'm taking tablets that also not improvement stomach and back pain urine coming time so many pain is there burning type pain please tell me.

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS), DYA (DIPLOMA IN YOG & AYURVED), D.I.H.M (DIPLOMA IN INDUSTRIAL HEALTH MANAGEMENT)
Ayurveda, Nashik
I have urine infection I consult a doctor 3 days over not improve 5-10 mins urine coming i'm taking tablets that also...
take 1/2 spoon coriander seeds(dhana) +1/2 spoon cumin seeds(jira) smash it little add 200 ml water keep this mixture for 12 hrs .after 12 hrs filter it drink that water once early morning & in the evening. this will help you. do continue for 10 days after u feel improvement to avoid reccurence if u want ayurvedic treatment u can consult
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Severe Pain in left hand from Shoulder to elbow & den Dizziness & fiver. What R dis Symptoms for.

BPTh/BPT
Physiotherapist, Kota
Severe Pain in left hand from Shoulder to elbow & den Dizziness & fiver.
What R dis Symptoms for.
Hand exercise dear you can do it easly, 1, Pinch Strengthener This exercise helps strengthen the muscles of your fingers and thumb. It can help you turn keys, open food packages, and use the gas pump more easily. •Pinch a soft foam ball or some putty between the tips of your fingers and your thumb. •Hold for 30 to 60 seconds. •Repeat 10 to 15 times on both hands. Do this exercise two to three times a week, but rest your hands for 48 hours in between sessions. Don't do this exercise if your thumb joint is damage Finger Lift Use this exercise to help increase the range of motion and flexibility in your fingers. •Place your hand flat, palm down, on a table or other surface. •Gently lift one finger at a time off of the table and then lower it. •You can also lift all your fingers and thumb at once, and then lower. •Repeat eight to 12 times on each han Thumb Extension Strengthening the muscles of your thumbs can help you grab and lift heavy things like cans and bottles. •Put your hand flat on a table. Wrap a rubber band around your hand at the base of your finger joints. •Gently move your thumb away from your fingers as far as you can. •Hold for 30 to 60 seconds and release. •Repeat 10 to 15 times with both hands. You can do this exercise two to three times a week, but rest your hands for 48 hours in between sessions. Thumb Touch This exercise helps increase the range of motion in your thumbs, which helps with activities like picking up your toothbrush, fork and spoon, and pens when you write. •Hold your hand out in front of you, with your wrist straight. •Gently touch your thumb to each of your four fingertips, one at a time, making the shape of an" O. •Hold each stretch for 30 to 60 seconds. Repeat at least four times on each hand I hope you will fit and fine thnx…. Shoulder pain or elbow pain or HAND PAIN k liye ap ice massage kijiye … jurck se bachiye or shoulder wheeler exercise kijiye. Clapping kijiye. Sweeling aye to ice massage kijiye ……rotation krte rahiye. Elbow m pain ho to ap ultra sound lgaiye 4-10 days pulley exercise kijiye or weight cuff bandh kr 1-2kg k weight cuff se pendullaer exercise kijiye…. I hope get well soon thnx. Wrist pain k liye stimuleter ka use kr sakte h …. Or fingers k liye mobilization bi krsakte h I hope get well soon……thnx.
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Hello, I am 25 year old and am Software engineer. From 4 to 5 months , I am suffering from lower back pane and neck pain. I discussed with many doctors but no results .I had done many tests and MRI and Xray. All reports are normal .but Still I have Pain. Right Now I am on leaves from my office because from continue working my pain increases. Please let me know the solution. Thanks in advance.

BPTh/BPT, MPTh/MPT
Physiotherapist, Noida
Hello,
I am 25 year old and am Software engineer. From 4 to 5 months , I am suffering from lower back pane and neck p...
Apply hot fomentation twice daily. Avoid bending in front. Postural correction- sit tall, walk tall. Extension exercises x 15 times x twice daily - lying on tummy, take left arm up for 3 seconds, then bring it down, right arm up for 3 seconds, bring down. Bring right leg up, hold for 3 seconds, bring it down. Then right leg up and hold for 3 seconds and bring it down. Repeat twice a day- 10 times. Bhujang asana? lie flat on your stomach, keeping the palms out, bend the neck backward, take a deep breath and while holding it for 6 seconds, raise the chest up. Release breath and relax your body. Repeat the exercise 15 times twice daily. Core strengthening exercises- straight leg raised with toes turned outward, repeat 10 times, twice a day. Neck advice hot fomentation x twice daily. Neck exercises. Neck stretching. Postural correction. Shoulder shrugs. Core strengthening exercises. Take frequent breaks at work use cervical pillow.
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Sir actually my body is loose from neck to knee. What is the solution to make fit my body. 57kg height 158cm.

DHMS (Diploma in Homeopathic Medicine and Surgery)
Homeopath, Ludhiana
Sir actually my body is loose from neck to knee. What is the solution to make fit my body. 57kg height 158cm.
To remain healthy and Fit ,you should follow 3 steps in your life 1.BALANCED DIET 2.EARLY MORNING BRISK MORNING WALK for 30 minutes and 10 minutes evening walk after Dinner 3.DRINK 6-8 Glasse of water daily. As 60% of our body is made of water, it acts as a carrier of essential nutrients inside our body. Loosing as little as 5% of body's weight as water can cause headache, fatigue and lower your muscle strength. To stay healthy, an adult should drink at least 8 glasses of water everyday. Balanced Diet= 60% Carbohydrates + 20% Fats + 20% Proteins 1. Carbohydrates: Our main source of energy. Stored in liver and muscles. Carbohydrates are used the most by our body duringexercise. Hence, it is important for people who exercise regularly to consume a diet rich in carbohydrates. (a) Instant/rapid carbohydrates energy sources: Banana, Milk, Sweets, Sugarcane juice. (b) Slow carbohydrates energy sources: Beans, Bread, Cereals, Potato, Pulses, Rice. 2. Proteins: Essential for growth, repair of muscle, skin, hair and body tissues. Protein deficiency leads to low immunity, hairfall, feeling of tiredness. Proteins are not stored in our body as any excess protein is converted to energy or fat. Hence, a person requires protein intake every day. When the body does not get enough carbohydrates to fuel itself, it falls back on protein bank. That is why people who follow starvation diets or go on fasting lose muscle tissue. (a) Major protein sources: Egg white(white portion), Milk, Soybeans/Soymilk, Fish, Cheese, Tofu. (b) Other protein sources: Beans with wheat, Nuts, Curd, Yogurt (Dahi). 3. Fats: Required and healthy when taken in small amounts. Excess fat leads to weight gain, increase in bad cholesterol (LDL) and heartproblems (a) Major fats sources: Egg yolk (Yellow portion), Avocados, Whole Milk, Butter, Cheese, Nuts. (b) Other fats sources: Corn, Vegetable/Olive oil, Biscuits, Flaxseeds(San Beej). 4. Vitamins and Minerals: Critical for normal functioning of organs and processes within our body. They do not provide energy directly but work behind the scenes to break down food into energy. 5. Fiber: It helps retain water and in making our stools softer to avoid constipation. Intake should be 25 to 35 grams a day. 6. Calories: A measure of how much energy food or drink contains. On an average, a man needs around 2,000 calories a day and a woman 1700 calories a day to maintain his weight and good health. Number varies by person depending upon weight, age and how active the lifestyle is. 7. Guideline: Each day have 3 main meals, 2 snacks, 5 pieces of fruit and at least 1 glass of milk. 4. BRAMARI PRANAYAM or Bee Breath 1.Close your eyes. Focus on your breathing. 2.Place your thumbs in your ears, your index fingers above your eyebrows, and your remaining along the sides of your nose. Keep each pinky finger near a nostril. 3.Breath in deeply through the nose. First, feel the diaphragm move down, allowing the lungs to expand and forcing the abdomen out; then feel your chest expand with your collar bones rising last. .4.Use your pinkies to partially close each nostril. Keep your lungs filled. .5.Breathe out through the nose while humming. Note that the humming sound should originate in your throat, not as a result of your partially-blocked nostrils. 6.Repeat twenty times.starting from 5 times In Nut-Shell,THINK GOOD,EAT GOOD,SLEEP GOOD andby adopting these 3 point in your life you will remain fit as ever.
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I am 30 yrs old and have waist pain for few days. This problem is started after my 1st normal delievery in april 2014. What should I do?

Dip. SICOT (Belgium), MNAMS, DNB (Orthopedics), MBBS
Orthopedist, Delhi
Hi thanks for your query and welcome to lybrate. I am Dr. Akshay from fortis hospital, new delhi. Please tell me whether you mean that you are experiencing lower back pain or something else? also tell me if it is associated with any leg pain or any other neurological symptoms like numbness, paraesthesias (electrical shock like abnormal sensations) or any weakness in limbs. Please also tell me about any associated symptoms like fever, weight loss etc. What medications you generally take and what has been your treatment history till now for existing problem. Do not hesitate to contact me if you need any further assistance. Thanks & regards
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Hi Regular use of telmisartan 40mg. Can develop cervical spoundylitis as its side effect?

Dip. SICOT (Belgium), MNAMS, DNB (Orthopedics), MBBS
Orthopedist, Delhi
Hi thanks for your query and welcome to lybrate. I am Dr. Akshay from fortis hospital, new delhi. Since it is a medicine prescribed by a general physician, it is best for him to answer on this although I can tell you that I am not aware of this side effect of telmisartan. Do not hesitate to contact me if you need any further assistance.
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I delivered my 2nd daughter 1year & 1month ago and it's a normal delivery. I was feeding day & night till 1year & now only at nights ((ie.) 3 to 4 times after she started sleeping at night, till morning). Still I didn't get my menses. My bottom stomach & legs are painful, now & then, since the last 2 weeks.

MBBS, DGO (cal)
General Physician,
I delivered my 2nd daughter 1year & 1month ago and it's a normal delivery. I was feeding day & night till 1year & now...
As you are lactating still, you may not menstruate what is called lactational amenorrhoea. As you are waning breast feeding so be cautious about contraception. Preferably your husband use condoms till your menstruation starts then consult your gynaecologist for contraception advice.
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I am 62 years old, I am suffering from right shoulder movement restriction upwards & pain radiating to right elbow.

B.P.T
Physiotherapist, Chandigarh
I am 62 years old, I am suffering from right shoulder movement restriction upwards & pain radiating to right elbow.
You could be suffering from painful arc syndrome which is quite common in this age. You can do hot fermentation 3-4 times a day along with some pendular exercises at home.
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Am getting severe hands and legs pain. Is this pain due to lack of sleep? I am unable to get a good sleep. What should I do?

BHMS
Homeopath, Faridabad
Am getting severe hands and legs pain. Is this pain due to lack of sleep?
I am unable to get a good sleep. What shoul...
Hello, if your sleep is lacking then you may suffer from bodyache, fatigue and pains. So take a sound sleep of 8 hours. Take Kali phos 6x, 5 tabs twice daily and five phos 6x, 5 tabs twice daily. Revert me after 1 week.
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I have little bit pain in my back bone what should I have to do for get instant relief?

MSc in Orhopedic Physiotherapy (UK), BPTh/BPT
Physiotherapist, Bangalore
I have little bit pain in my back bone what should I have to do for get instant relief?
Here are some tips for how to handle your back pain: -stop normal physical activity for the first few days. This will help relieve your symptoms and reduce any swelling in the area of the pain. -apply heat or ice to the painful area. One good method is to use ice for the first 48 to 72 hours, and then use heat. Take pain relievers medicine. --while sleeping, try lying in a curled-up, fetal position with a pillow between your legs. If you usually sleep on your back, place a pillow or rolled towel under your knees to relieve pressure. -do not perform activities that involve heavy lifting or twisting of your back for the first 6 weeks after the pain begins. -avoid bending forward and sitting in a place for long time -stretching and strengthening exercises are important. But, starting these exercises too soon after an injury can make your pain worse. -some physiotherapy treatment like ift can give you some relief. -a do private consultation with a physical therapist who can tell you when to begin stretching and strengthening exercises and how to do them.
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I have a back pain due to 16 hrs continuous long journey in a car. Please help to cure this.

MS - Orthopaedics
Orthopedist, Surat
I have a back pain due to 16 hrs continuous long journey in a car. Please help to cure this.
Take adequqate rest. Do hot fomentation (if you r not diabetic. Take pain tablets. If not cured then consult orthopaedic surgeon.
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I am 23 years old and I have back pain last two months, I could not lye down more than 6 to 7 hours continuously. I'm really scared, what do you think may be the reason, what should I do.

BPTh/BPT, MPTh/MPT
Physiotherapist, Noida
I am 23 years old and I have back pain last two months, I could not lye down more than 6 to 7 hours continuously. I'm...
Advice…. Hot Fomentation x twice daily. Avoid bending in front. Postural Correction. Sit Tall, Walk Tall. Extension Exercises x 15 times x twice daily Bhujang Asana x 15 timesx twice daily Core Strengthening Exercises. Back Stretching. Use back sapport.
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Backache-1

MBBS, MS - Orthopaedics
Orthopedist, Delhi
Backache-1

Backache-1

Backache is the oldest agony that the mankind suffers from. In the prehistoric era, even the angels must have suffered from it. Though in the ancient Indian literature, no direct mention of this disease is made, it can be safely assumed that in the epic period of Mahabharata, Bhishma Pitamaha must have had some backache when he was lying on the bed of thorns.

Whatever be the exact aetiology of backache, it is for the medical scientist and the Pundits in the field to determine. Human back is a big Pandora box. Causes for backache are many. They range from a thorn prick in the foot to prolapsed intervertebral disc in the spine. Even, a trauma to human pride can cause backache. It will be no exaggeration to compare the backache with an elephant that the six blind men wanted to know about. One of them called it a pillar, other called it a wall, third called it a rope, fourth it a flap of leather, and so on. Similarly many scientists have approached the problem of backache from different angles and have ascribed as many reasons as its causes and suggested remedies for the same; depending on their own concept of human back - its structure and functions.

In last few decades, much scientific work has been done; data compiled and analysed to determine the exact cause of backache. It is estimated that at one point or other in their lives, eight out of every ten people on earth suffer from this universal affliction. It can strike almost everyone, the young and the old, male and female, people of all classes 7 and profession. Biggest leaders of the world have suffered from backache. President John F Kennedy spent hours in the soothing comforts of White House rocking chair, only to nurse his backache,

This was his wartime injury.

The largest group of people who suffer from this are the young housewives who have small children and are fully occupied at home. They have no outside job. When they have backache, a double burden is imposed on the family. If the person affected is the chief bread earner, then the situation becomes all the more worse.

Backache is not a killing disease, but it certainly cripples the individual for the time being. No one except the victim can truly understand the complete sense of helplessness and despair that overcomes, once an energetic adult who is suddenly struck down by the devastating, usually temporary ailment. The victim's world quickly shrinks, often limited at the onset to bed or couch. Work and household rituals are totally ignored due to pain. Dressing becomes torturous, a visit to toilet is a major expedition, sitting in chair for reading or eating can be an agony. Sex becomes virtually impossible. Even after the pain subsides, the sufferer wonders, almost at every turn, whether it will strike again.

Beyond the personal grief, back pain exerts a staggering socio-economic cost. Million and millions of work days are lost each year because of a backache. It is the single largest cause of worker absenteeism in all the countries of the world.

The remedies are simple and effective in most of cases. The most important being 'not to get tense and nervous'. An objective personal assessment of the disability with a relaxed mind and a wilful relaxation of the whole body coupled with a few pills and postures ( remedial exercises) is perhaps the secret of success in getting rid of this man's oldest agony. But in some cases even surgery or psychotherapy may be needed.

In the present series, I have attempted, step by step, how to modify the style of daily living so that this 'devastating though temporary ailment' can be prevented.

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Hi, I am a 17 year old boy. May I know. Why my knee pains. Every evening. Even if I have not got any injury. please reply me. As soon as possible! thank you.

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Faridabad
Hi, I am a 17 year old boy. May I know. Why my knee pains. Every evening. Even if I have not got any injury. please r...
1.. Go for fasting once a week. You can go for absolute fasting or rely on a liquid diet to digest ama (toxin). Fasting should be followed by hot fomentation or by taking a bath with lukewarm water or steam bath. 2.. After fasting and fomentation, mix powdered long pepper, black pepper and dried ginger in equal quantities and take 1 teaspoon of this powdered mix with lukewarm water twice a day. This will help you restore your digestive fire. 3.. Take one tablespoon of castor oil before going to bed, once or twice a week. It helps in cleansing ama (toxin) build up and balancing vata. 4.. Mix equal quantities of powdered fenugreek seeds, turmeric and ginger powder. Take one teaspoon daily in the morning and evening. 5.. For dry fomentation of the affected joints, take a cloth and fold it into four, fill it with hot and sand make a potli (bag) out of it. Use this bundle for the fomentation of different joints. This is very helpful in reducing pain and swelling.
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I'm 20 years old I'm having back problem I can't sit for an hour continuously what should I do?

MPT - Orthopedic Physiotherapy, BPTh/BPT
Physiotherapist, Noida
I'm 20 years old I'm having back problem I can't sit for an hour continuously what should I do?
Muscle are stiff so tk rest and heat fermentation and tk muscle relaxant medicine sit straight and avoid long sitting.
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